Police have revealed a 42-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder in Sweden is from Stoke-on-Trent.
Extradition proceedings are now expected to get underway to bring him back to the UK.
He has been named on Swedish court documents seen by StokeonTrentLive.
A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “A 42-year-old man has been arrested in Sweden on suspicion of the murder of a woman in North Staafordshire.
“The man, who is from the Sneyd Green area of the city, was arrested by Swedish police in connection with the death of 71-year-old Wendy Morse in Knypersley.”
Detective Inspector Cheryl Hannan, of Staffordshire Police, added: “We are working closely with officers in Sweden to secure the man’s extradition.”
The suspect is due to appear back in court tomorrow (March 31) to decide whether he will be remanded in custody.
The arrest came six days after police discovered 71-year-old Wendy’s body after forcing their way into the address on Sunday, March 22.
Detectives at Staffordshire Police then launched a murder investigation with marked cars stationed outside and the driveway and front door taped off.
They have been appealing for sightings of a green Honda Civic – registration number OK62 AMS – which was driven from Biddulph to Sneyd Green, via Bemersley Road and Norton, between midday and 3pm on Thursday, March 19.
A post-mortem examination has been carried out following Wendy’s death. But more tests are needed to confirm the exact cause of death.
Anyone with any dash-cam footage of the Honda Civic or any information which could assist with the murder investigation should call the police on 101, quoting incident number 481 of March 22, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.